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Reviewed 20 June 2018

We had a very interesting tour of the church, conducted by one of the local priests--who apparently came from USA originally. He was able to show us the historical parts of the church though being a bit pushy about buying souvenirs there. The highlight was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Donald K
Reviewed 20 February 2018

This icon was given to the monastery at Jasna Gora as a gift from Hungary. Allegedly, the portrait was found by St Helen in the Church of the Holy Family in Nazareth hundreds of years ago. Legend has it that it was painted in the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
8  Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Take the night tour, very atmospheric with great stories of this statue and the surrounding areas. Free too.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Maria F
Reviewed 5 January 2018

My wife, two children and I visited Our Lady of Czestochowa (The Black Madonna) in December 2017. My wife and I have been to Lourdes, Fatima and Montserrat, as well as St. Peter's Church and the Vatican. But I believe that Our Lady of Czestochowa...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Visited on Thursday 5th October. We made a special visit to Czestochowa so we could visit the Monastery and in particular the Black Madonna, well worth doing it.

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the church on a Sunday along with half of Poland. Maybe another day would have been better. We saw the Madonna unvieled, which I was told happens at a certain time of the day. You'll need to check this. Standing room only in...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank kevinbreen01
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We were fortunate that our Globus tour group had an early booking with the very informative and funny Father Simon. The basilica is absolutely beautiful and the history of the monastery and the Black Madonna is fascinating. By the time we left though, the entrance...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank black325
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Best Italian food in Czestochowa, always at good quality level but also offers a nice selection of typical local food at good quality level. Good and friendly service.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Jhang18
Reviewed 27 August 2017

a visit to Poland will not be complete without visiting the religious heart of this nation. The believers as well as tourists will experience this superbly organized complex of churches within an imposing fort, with marvellous museums and other services. I strongly recommend booking a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank kemp63
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I was a real experience for me. I had heard of the Black Madonna but after visiting the Church, I was amazed. I got to experience the opening ceremony as well as the closing ceremony of the veiling and unveiling of the Black Madonna.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Don S
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Response from Quasimama | Reviewed this property |
The Madonna is revealed during a Mass, which is always absolutely packed to the rafters. But on one of the monk/priest led tours, you just bypass the Mass and crowd, and walk past the icon. I can’t imagine a requirement to... More
Ken D
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Response from 443bruceb | Reviewed this property |
There are various unveiling and veiling times during the day. For our visit it was unveiled at 6 am, veiled at noon, unveiled at 1pm and veiled at 9 pm. It is not a quick process each time. Prayers involved so actual times... More